Barbara Naganowska

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The 2C nuclear DNA content has been estimated by flow cytometry in 18 species and botanical forms of the genus Lupinus (family Fabaceae), using propidium iodide as a fluorescent dye. They represented distinct infrageneric taxonomic groups and differed in somatic chromosome numbers. Estimated 2C DNA values ranged from 0.97 pg in L. princei to 2.44 pg in L.(More)
Double-target fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to determine the genomic distribution of ribosomal RNA genes in five Lupinus species: L. cosentinii (2n=32), L. pilosus (2n=42), L. angustifolius (2n=40), L. luteus (2n=52) and L. mutabilis (2n=48). 18S-25S rDNA and 5S rDNA were used as probes. Some interspecific variation was observed in the(More)
Identification of individual chromosomes in Lupinus is not possible due to gradient in size and similar morphology. To overcome this problem, molecular cytogenetics was developed for Lupinus. As an initial step in karyotype analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed to determine genomic distribution of rRNA genes in L. hispanicus, L.(More)
The narrow-leafed lupin possesses valuable traits for environment-friendly agriculture and for the production of unconventional agricultural products. Despite various genetic and environmental studies, the breeding of improved cultivars has been slow due to the limited knowledge of its genomic structure. Further advances in genomics require, among other(More)
The relative DNA content of individual chromosomes of Secale cereale L. was determined in 25 cells by microdensitometry of Feulgen stained preparations. The correlation value between relative DNA content and relative chromosome length was r=0.61 for all 328 chromosomes measured. However, the correlation coefficients calculated for individual cells as well(More)
Two molecular cytogenetics methods, PRINS (primed in situ DNA labeling) and C-PRINS (cycling PRINS), were optimized for the physical mapping of several types of DNA sequences on the mitotic chromosomes of the narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.). The fragment of the FokI element from Vicia faba was localised by indirect PRINS reaction. Two other(More)
Diploid and tetraploid forms of Lolium multiflorum and Festuca pratensis were crossed under controlled conditions and after embryo rescue all four combinations of autoallotriploid hybrids were obtained. Male and female fertility and chromosome pairing at metaphase I of meiosis were studied in several plants from each hybrid combination. The hybrids with two(More)
Lupins, like other legumes, have a unique biosynthesis scheme of 5-deoxy-type flavonoids and isoflavonoids. A key enzyme in this pathway is chalcone isomerase (CHI), a member of CHI-fold protein family, encompassing subfamilies of CHI1, CHI2, CHI-like (CHIL), and fatty acid-binding (FAP) proteins. Here, two Lupinus angustifolius (narrow-leafed lupin) CHILs,(More)
Observations of a specific rDNA locus behaviour during the cell cycle were made by fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) in 12 Lupinus species. Due to the pattern of chromatin de-condensation in that locus, the number of relevant sites in interphase nuclei was twice as high as the number of signals on metaphase chromosomes. The description of successive(More)
The Arabidopsis FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) gene, a member of the phosphatidylethanolamine binding protein (PEBP) family, is a major controller of flowering in response to photoperiod, vernalization and light quality. In legumes, FT evolved into three, functionally diversified clades, FTa, FTb and FTc. A milestone achievement in narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus(More)